A wide range of objects are offered following miracles, and for multiple purposes. Crutches, hospital wristbands, and casts represent a hardship that the votary overcame with miraculous assistance. The same is true of the shackles and manacles offered in previous centuries. Other objects represent an accomplishment: wedding gowns, recorded CDs, sports jerseys from the winning team. All of these objects are tangible proof and narrative testimony; each tells a story about a votary and the miracle that he or she received.